CFP: Surrealism and the American West (2/1/06; 10/26/06-10/27/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Claudia Mesch
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Surrealism and the American West Conference
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, October 26-7, 2006;

This conference will explore the multifaceted Surrealist engagement with the
myths, landscapes, and cultures of the American West. We encourage papers
treating diverse aspects of cultural history or cultural production,
including film and photography. Questions posed by the conference include:
How does the American West compare to New York as a locus of American/
Native American /European exchange during the 1940s and 1950s? Did the
Surrealist fascination with Native culture spawn a new variety of modernist
primitivism? Did the Surrealists' obsession with ethnography impact the
appreciation of Native American art or the field of anthropology? What is
the legacy of the Surrealists in the West?

Please email one page abstracts of proposed papers and C.V. to: Claudia
Mesch, and Samantha Kavky,, by February
1, 2006.

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